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100th Anniversary History (Draft Version)

FORWARD

In the last 25 years, the members of the Auxiliary to the AVMA have continued to build on and add to the legacy left by those who partnered and labored through the first 75 years

This history provides the reader a synopsis of major events and accomplishments during each Auxiliary year. However, it cannot be exhaustive enough to convey and acknowledge all the people who have participated, worked, served, and given of themselves, both through the Auxiliary to the AVMA and the state Constituent Auxiliaries. As you read it, may you learn of your legacy, enjoy your memories of your place in our progress, be inspired for the future, and marvel at all the members of the Auxiliary have accomplished in 100 years of partnership in support of our veterinarians and the veterinary profession.

For those familiar with the 50th and 75th anniversary editions of the Auxiliary to the AVMA history, you will note some slight adjustments in the presentation of the 100th anniversary edition, which builds on the previous editions. This document has been organized so it presents a continuous flow from the founding until this anniversary in each of its parts. The dates of each Auxiliary year have been put in a consistent format, along with clarification of some anomalies. Forwards and summaries have been grouped together, and additional information at the end of each previous edition appears in an appendices. The text from the prior editions remains as it was in those editions. Enjoy your reading of it.

SUMMARY

Since its beginning, the Auxiliary has continued to fulfill its purpose as stated in its Certificate of Incorporation, “To assist the Profession in informing the public of the value of Veterinary Services, in Practice, Education and Research, Public Health and other fields of endeavor.” The Auxiliary unofficially updated this purpose into more modern language by way of its new Mission Statement: “To assist the advancement of the science and art of veterinary medicine, and to strengthen communication among those associated with the veterinary profession.” One of the challenges ahead will be finding relevant strategies and goals to fulfill these in years to come.

All who have come before have faced and overcome many challenges and obstacles. Throughout the years, there have been many changes in society, the veterinary profession, and the Auxiliary. Technology has progressed, making things easier or more difficult depending on the situation. The choices and demands upon our individual and organizational time, effort, and finances have expanded and competed for these resources. We will need knowledge, understanding, and wisdom as we continue our path.

Here’s to the second 100 years!

75. 1991-1992 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Historic Boston and the Sheraton-Boston Hotel hosted the AVMA convention. President Phyllis Starcher presided over the House of Delegates and other activities. The Auxiliary presented a check in the amount of$26,720.77 to the AVMA Foundation, which included $10,000 to the Congressional Fellowship Fund, $1,197.57 to the AVMAF, and $15,491.20 to the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund. The proceeds from the 1991 Marketplace of States were $24,468.18 which went to the Auxiliary Educational Project Fund for developing the PETPOURRI video series. The luncheon celebrated the “75th-Diamond Jubilee”. The AVMA Family Night was a Star Spangled Night with Shirley Jones.

In actions in the fall prior to the convention, the Ohio VMA provided, at no cost, poster plates for printing “Animals – The Human Connection” for distribution by the Auxiliary. The Auxiliary Executive Board voted to move the Auxiliary’s national office to the new AVMA headquarters building in Schaumburg, Illinois. The National Pet Week theme for 1992 was “Happiness is A Healthy Pet”.

76. 1992-1993 MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was the site of the AVMA Convention. President Sherry Hidalgo led during the House of Delegates and other activities. The Auxiliary presented a check for $26,449.86 to the AVMA Foundation, which included $12,125.00 for the Congressional Fellowship Fund, $1,926.86 for the AVMA Foundation, and $12,358.00 to the Student Loan Fund. Funds from the 1993 Marketplace of States will go to the Auxiliary Educational Fund for developing the PETPOURRI video series. The theme for the Auxiliary luncheon was “City of Lakes – and a Whole Lot More”. A reception was held for Maxine Caley, Immediate Past Executive Secretary of the Auxiliary.

In business throughout the year prior to the convention, the Auxiliary decided to hire an Executive Secretary for the new Auxiliary office at the new AVMA headquarters building in Schaumburg, Illinois, and she is Christine Kanalas. The board voted to allow each student Auxiliary to have the option to receive the Lillie Grossman Outstanding Senior Spouse Award or the Outstanding Senior Student Auxiliary Award. The National Pet Week theme for 1993 was “Happiness Is A Healthy Pet”.

77. 1993-1994 SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

The San Francisco Marriott in San Francisco, California, hosted the AVMA Convention. President Marianne Lange presided during the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Soaring Into The Future”. Marketplace of States 1993 income was $23,692.83.

In business throughout the year prior to convention, it was decided to choose a new theme for each year’s National Pet Week. Information provided about the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund shows that from 1950 to April 1993, there were 2,067 loans made totaling $4,568,583 to veterinary students. The National Pet Week theme for 1994 was “Healthy Pets Make Life Long Friends”.

78. 1994-1995 PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

The site of the AVMA Convention was the Hilton Hotel and Towers. President Shirley Bartels led during the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Your Positive Attitude Makes The Difference”. Marie Claude Paraingaux, President of the International Veterinary Auxiliary was a guest of the Auxiliary at the HOD and convention. A check totaling $35,397.00 was presented to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, including $11,295 to the Congressional Fellowship Fund, $2,210 to AVMF programs, and $21,892 to the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund. Proposed amendments to the constitution were presented and scheduled for a vote in 1996. Following the HOD, members attended the “City Highlights” luncheon and States Speak Out sessions. The National Pet Week theme for 1995 was “Pets Make A House A Home”. President Bartels remembers making long time friendships with AVMA staffers, veterinarians, Auxiliary members, Students, and families … many still on going.

79. 1995-1996 LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

The site of the AVMA Convention was Louisville. President Beverly Denton presided over the House of Delegates and other activities. Marketplace of States 1995 made $24,504.86.

The National Pet Week theme for 1996 was “Animals Complete The Circle of Love”.

80. 1996-1997 RENO, NEVADA

The City of Reno and the Reno Hilton hosted the AVMA Convention. President Pat Brandt presided over the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Invent The Future”. During the HOD, Auxiliary members Carolyn Sims and Alicia McEniry were present, not only as members, but as representatives of the International Veterinary Auxiliary, as President and Treasurer, respectively. The Auxiliary presented a check to the AVMF in the amount of $30,579 with $12,970 for the Congressional Fellowship Fund, $7,037 for the Congressional Science Fellowship Fund, $2,610 for the AVMF, and $14,999 for the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund. President Brandt shared with the HOD, “For every state and organization represented in the House of Delegates, there are many hard working Auxiliary members who are working on very worthy causes for the veterinary profession in general. The challenge for our Auxiliary this year was to look to the future and establish a vision, one in which there would be a viable Auxiliary”. The HOD was followed by the annual luncheon. The National Pet Week theme for 1997 was “Every Day – Animals Touch Our Lives”.

81. 1997-1998 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Baltimore, Maryland and its Omni Inner Harbor Hotel were the places to be for the AVMA Convention. President Dixie Horner led the House of Delegates and other activities. Our members Carolyn Sims and Alicia McEniry continue in their positions with the International Veterinary Auxiliary, as President and Treasurer, respectively. During the HOD, the Auxiliary presented a check to the AVMF totaling $30,200.31, with $16,714.07 to the Congressional Fellowship Fund, $2,150 to various AVMF programs, and $11,336.24 to the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund.

In business throughout the year prior to convention, the Auxiliary Executive Board established two new awards. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in advancing the Auxiliary and promoting veterinary medicine. The Presidential Award recognizes a member who has exhibited outstanding service to the Auxiliary and will be selected by the President and President-elect. The National Pet Week theme for 1998 was “Animals And People Need Each Other”.

82. 1998-1999 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

New Orleans, Louisiana, along with its New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street and the New Orleans Convention Center, hosted the AVMA Convention. President Virginia Grant

presided at the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Together We Can Make It Happen”. Auxiliary members Carolyn Sims and Alicia McEniry were present once again as representatives of the International Veterinary Auxiliary, as President and Treasurer, respectively. A check was presented to the AVMF totaling $27,973.72, with $6,061 for the Congressional Fellowship Fund, $3,546 for the AVMF, and $18,379.00 for the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund. In addition to this, $7,498 (10% of the interest from the Student Loan Fund) was donated to the Congressional Fellowship Fund. The AVMF made a donation of $6,292 to the Student Loan Fund from last year’s AVMF Action. The members enjoyed the annual luncheon with entertainment by the Share Croppers Cajun Band. The Auxiliary also hosted its first Personal Professional Development program during the convention.

In business throughout the year before convention, a report on the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund showed that from 1950 to 1998, there were 2,722 loans totaling $7,138,050. The National Pet Week theme for 1999 was “Take Care Of Each Other…”.

83. 1999-2000 SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Little America Hotel, was the site of the AVMA Convention. President Pat Anderson led the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Attitude Determines Altitude”, which comes from the president’s interest as a private pilot. The Auxiliary Board had decided to return President’s scrapbooks to them instead of keeping these at the Auxiliary office so these were passed out to all Past-Presidents in attendance with the others being mailed. Maxine Caley was presented the Distinguished Service Award, and Alicia McEniry was presented the Presidential Award. A check was presented to the AVMF for $26,446.38 which included $21,094.38 for the 1998 Marketplace of States, $5,252 from the AVMF Auction, and $100 education fund donation. In addition, $9,550.84 (10% of the SLF interest was contributed to the Congressional Fellowship Fund. The proposed amendment to change the name of the Auxiliary was withdrawn. The members enjoyed the luncheon with entertainment by a fantastic group of teen dancers (wonder if any made it to the professional ranks). The Auxiliary hosted its second Personal Professional Development program during the convention.

In other business during the year prior to the convention, Pat Klebba was hired as the new Executive Secretary in the Auxiliary Office in Schaumburg. The National Pet Week theme for 2000 was “Friends for Life”.

84. 2000-2001 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, Massachusetts and the Sheraton Boston Hotel hosted the AVMA Convention. President Kimberly Topper presided over the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Support The Auxiliary Through Education, Promotion, and Training”. A check for $24,267 was presented to the AVMF for the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund. Polly Figuero received the Presidential Award. The luncheon theme was ”Light Your Way To The Future” with entertainment by the Boston Military Escort Band. There was an informational session on Auxiliary Student Loans versus Auxiliary Scholarships. The Auxiliary hosted another Personal Professional Development program.

In other business during the year prior to convention, Pat Klebba left the position of Executive Secretary. The National Pet Week theme for 2001 was “People And Pets – The Perfect Combination”.

85. 2001-2002 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Nashville, Tennessee and the Opryland Hotel were the places to be for the AVMA Convention. President Cheryl Knape led the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Honoring The Past And Creating The Future”. A check was presented to the AVMF in the amount of $19,129.45. Dr. Van Dressar of the AVMF told the HOD that 3,000 veterinary careers had been made possible by the assistance of the Auxiliary SLF. Marketplace of States 2001 made $19,249.45.

In other business throughout the year before the convention, the hiring of Auxiliary office staff was becoming difficult due to wage costs and retention. Part of the Auxiliary administrative duties will be handled by Jan Knewtson in Iola, KS. The National Pet Week theme for 2002 was “People, Pets, & Veterinarians – A Winning Team”.

86. 2002-2003 DENVER, COLORADO

Denver, Colorado and the Adams Mark Hotel hosted the AVMA Convention. President Jan Knewtson presided over the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Scaling The Heights Through New Beginnings, Progress and Success”. The AVMF was presented a check for $18,021.96. The luncheon theme was “Mile High Boot Scootin’ Boogie”. The Auxiliary introduced and opened “KRITTERS KORNER”, a gift shop offering a wide variety of veterinary, animal, and interesting items. It will be open during AVMA convention and online after convention.

In other business during the year prior to the convention, the Auxiliary took on sole sponsorship of National Pet Week. The National Pet Week theme for 2003 was “Pets Make The Difference”.

87. 2003-2004 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its Philadelphia Marriott Hotel were the sites of the AVMA Convention. President Jo Ann Ostwald led the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was ‘Let The Auxiliary Ring”. A check for $8,905.62 was presented to the AVMF for the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund. This year’s Marketplace of States had a gross income of about $21,000. Kritters Korner continued at this year’s convention with booths in the hotel and exhibit hall. The luncheon followed the HOD with entertainment by an ensemble from the Quaker City String Band, a mummers group that participates in Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade. The National Pet Week theme for 2004 was “People And Pets – A Loving Bond”.

88. 2004-2005 MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

The Hilton Hotel and Minneapolis hosted the AVMA Convention. President Diana Turner presided over the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the last year was “Visualize The Future”. After the business of the HOD, members enjoyed the luncheon to “Join The Auxiliary Adventure”, as well a a performance by the Metropolitan Boys Choir. Marianne Lange and Virginia Grant received the Distinguished Service Award.

In other business since the last convention, the Auxiliary began the process to transfer administration control of assets for the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund from the AVMF back to the Auxiliary. The National Pet Week theme for 2005 was Pets.Love@TLC.

89. 2005-2006 HONOLULU, HAWAII

Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Hilton Hawaiian Village welcomed the AVMA Convention. This is the first time the AVMA Convention and Auxiliary activities have been held outside the continental United States. President Brenda Bullard led the House of Delegates and other Auxiliary activities. Her theme for the past year was “Celebrate Today And Imagine Tomorrow”. Following the business session, members experienced a special luncheon based on the theme , “Catch The Auxiliary Wave”. It included Dr. Marty Becker, author of Fitness Unleashed (members received a copy of the book courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition) and entertainment by a Hawaiian Trio and Hula Dancers. The Auxiliary conducted a Silent Auction and miniature Marketplace of States and Kritters Korner did not travel to Hawaii. There was also an Auxiliary Informative Session.

In other business in the year prior to convention, the Auxiliary completed the transfer of the Auxiliary Student Loan Fund back to the Auxiliary. The first printing of the Auxiliary’s

“Cooking with Veterinary Spouses, Family and Friends” was completed as well as preparing for a second printing. The National Pet Week theme for 2006 was “Fitness Unleashed”.

90. 2006-2007 WASHINGON, D.C.

Washington, D. C. and the Renaissance Hotel were the place to be for the AVMA Convention. President Carleen Corry presided during the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Strive To Make A Difference”. The theme for the Auxiliary luncheon was “A Capital Experience” with entertainment by the “Capital Steps”, a political satire group. There was an Auxiliary Informational Session. Marketplace of States returned in full force along with a Silent Auction, and Kritters Korner was in operationin the Exhibit Hall. AVMA Family Night found us at the National Zoo.

The National Pet Week theme for 2007 was “Pet Power”.

91. 2007-2008 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

New Orleans, Louisiana, and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel hosted the AVMA convention. President Marilyn McGill led the House of Delegates and other activities. Her theme for the past year was “Jazz Up With The Auxiliary”. The luncheon became a brunch this year, complete with exciting food and jazz entertainment. The Futuristic Thinkers Session involved members in setting goals for the future. Marketplace of States and Kritters Korner made the trip south. MOS made about $13,000. The National Pet Week theme for 2008 was “Pets Jazz Up Your Life”.

92. 2008-2009 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Seattle, Washington, and the XXXX Hotel were the sites of the AVMA Convention. President Beverly Richardson presided over the House of Delegates and other activities.

The National Pet Week theme for 2009 was “Pets – The Spice Of Life”.

93. 2009-2010 ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Atlanta, Georgia, and XXXXX Hotel hosted the AVMA Convention. President Ginger Brainard led the House of Delegates and other activities.

The National Pet Week theme for 2010 was “Pets & People Healthy Together”.

94. 2010-2011 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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The National Pet Week theme for 2011 was “Save A Life – Adopt A Pet”.

95. 2011-2012 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

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The National Pet Week theme for 2012 was “Healthy Pets Make Happy Homes”.

96. 2012-2013 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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The National Pet Week theme for 2013 was “Love Your Pet See Your Vet”.

97. 2013-2014 DENVER, COLORADO

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The National Pet Week theme for 2014 was “Celebrate Healthy Pets”.

98. 2014-2015 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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The National Pet Week theme for 2015 was “Adopt A Pet A Promise of Love”.

99. 2015-2016 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

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The National Pet Week theme for 2016 was “Pets At Play Will Brighten Your Day”.

100. 2016-2017 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

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The National Pet Week theme for 2017 was “People Who care Take Their Pet To The Vet”.

PART C

ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENT AUXILIARIES

CONSTITUENT AUXILIARIES

PART D

PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

AUXILIARY STUDENT LOAN FUND

AVMF DONATIONS

AVMF CONGRESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP FUND

AUXILIARY EDUCATIONAL PROJECT FUND

MARKETPLACE OF STATES

NATIONAL PET WEEK

‘PETPOURRI’ VIDEO SERIES

BOOKLETS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION

Today’s Veterinarian, Happiness Is A Healthy Pet, I Like Children, But…, Once Bitten, other patches, buttons, stickers, pet emergency cards, pet fire alert stickers,

LIBRARY BOOK DONATIONS

VETERINARY COLLEGE LIBRARY DONATIONS

STUDENT AUXILIARY ASSISTANCE DONATIONS

CONSTITUENT AUXILIARY VETERINARY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS, LOAN FUNDS, AWARDS, OR OTHER DONATIONS

4-H VETERINARY SCIENCE AWARD IN EACH STATE

VETERINARY SCIENCE AWARD IN STATE SCIENCE FAIR OF EACH STATE